Did you know that Edinburgh Castle is the most visited tourist attraction in Scotland? If you are looking to visit Edinburgh Castle then a good place to start your holiday is in a Motorhome hired from Easicampers Edinburgh.
Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress which dominates the city of Edinburgh. The castle overlooks the rest of the beautiful city, and has great prominence and history. Edinburgh Castle is the perfect day out for families, couples and groups of friends! The castle is one of the greatest fortresses ever built and has a history spanning back to the 13th century. Visitors can tour the castle to see its fascinating features.
The castle is popular for its many great stories, unusual facts, fictions, misconceptions and myths. Here are some of the many stories and faces behind Edinburgh castle.
Edinburgh Castle sits upon Castle Rock, which is the end of a volcano that erupted 350 million years ago. It is believed that Edinburgh Castle burned more witches than anywhere else in the country during the 16th Century which caused over 300 women to be burned at the stake on Castlehill. The castle was used as a prison in the 18th century. It had prisoners from the Seven Years’, the American War of Independence. The castle was also used as a prison during World War 1.
Once inside the castle why not visit the great hall, a wonder of medieval Scotland, the great hall was completed in 1511 for James IV and stands at the heart of the castle It has a wooden roof with giant beams that rest on stones engraved with symbols, including the thistle which is a badge of Scotland and is a magnificent sight to see, sadly James IV had little time to enjoy the great hall as he was killed at the battle of Flodden in 1513 whilst fighting the forces of Henry VIII of England.
The Crown Jewels of Scotland are also on show in the castle and they can be seen in the crown room. The sceptre was presented to James IV by Pope Alexander VI in 1494 ,the crown was first worn by James IV wife Mary of guise in 1540 for her coronation ,the Crown Jewels have had a turbulent past, including being removed and hidden to keep them safe from Cromwell’s parliament’s army from 1651-1660 ,this is a very interesting room revealing lots of amazing history of the breathtaking Crown Jewels and is definitely a room worth visiting whilst in the castle
In a Motorhome or Campervan you are able to drive where you need to go and you’re able to sleep where you choose! But you can always book onto Camping Park’s. You can drive to nearby attractions in your Motorhome or Campervan!
Campervan & Motorhome Parking for Edinburgh Castle
Campervans will be able to park at any locations listed in maps, motorhomes will need to use parking without a 2.08m height restriction.
Please check when hiring a motorhome in Edinburgh, what your hired vehicles max height is.